Estonian citizens guaranteed visa-free access to Brazil

  • 2012-08-09

TALLINN -From October 1, 2012, Estonian citizens will be able to travel to Brazil for the purposes of tourism and business without a visa and stay in the country for up to three months in the period of six months, reports the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Paet emphasized that the work for achieving visa-free travel to the next country of the summer Olympic Games has lasted for quite a long time. “Finally, the visa-free travel agreement between the EU and Brazil has been ratified in the Brazilian Parliament and Estonian citizens have been guaranteed visa-free access to Brazil,” he said.

Paet added that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will continue working actively in order to increase the number of countries that waive their visa requirements for Estonian citizens. “We are currently at talks with several countries for them to waive the visa requirements for Estonian citizens; this concerns Thailand, for example, but also several countries in the Persian Gulf region,” he explained.